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good morning, america. donald trump and hillary clinton getting set for tonight's crucial first debate. how the candidates are preparing in the final hours. >> getting ready. getting ready. >> 100 million people expected to tune in. the war over ho will be in the front row. what each candidate needs to do to close the deal tonight. it's your voice, your vote. major washout. entire neighborhoods underwater in the midwest. rifs rising, forcing thousands to evacuate. residents racing to save their homes. as they brace for the worst flooding in nearly a decade. police release new footage of the deadly shooting in charlotte. questions grow. tensions rise on the streets. now the victim's brother-in-law joins us live, only on "gma." and celebrating one of golf
afs greatest. remembering the king of the course, arnold palmer. his life and career revolutionizing the sport. inspiring generations of athletes with his style and everyman touch. >> if i can teach them to leave the game better, then i've been successful. >> the tributes pouring in around the globe this morning. good morning, america. and welcome to the biggest day yet in the race for the white house. you're looking life at hofstra university. that's the debate hall where donald trump and hillary clinton will take the stage tonight for their first debate. we're going to be covering it live right here at 9:00 p.m. right here on abc. amy, it's a 90-minute debate. six 15-minute segments. broad topics. we learn something. hillary clinton gets the first question. each candidate has two minutes
to reply to the questions. >> so many people will be watching. nearly three-quarters of american voters say they're planning to watch tonight's debate. rivaling the super bowl audience that would crush the previous debate record when 80 million people watched the ronald reagan-jimmy carter showdown in 1980. the latest abc news "washington post" poll shows clinton ahead by just two points. a statistical dead heat. the excitement building with just a few hours to go. >> a lot at stake tonight. full team coverage this morning and tonight. tom llamas starts us off from inside the e debate hall at hofstra. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the road to the white house comes right through hofstra university tonight. just behind me, if debate stage. hillary clinton will be stage left. donald trump will be standing stage right. this could be the most watched debate in the history of this country and could change the direction of the race. overnight, team trump including
debate coach rudy giuliani, checking out the stage. as the candidates were preparing, their top advisers already firing the first shot. >> all that we're asking is that if donald trump lice, that it's pointed out. >> reporter: the clinton team looking for a referee to flag trump if he gets his points wrong. trump's campaign saying let the candidates duke it out. >> i don't appreciate campaigns thinking it's the job of the media to be the fact checkers. >> reporter: the clinton campaign adding drama before the first question. giving a debate ticket to trump tormenter. >> if he came on shark tank, i wouldn't make the investment. >> reporter: trump responding on twitter, if dopey mark cuban of failed ben fatter fame wants to sit many the front row, perhaps it will but gennifer flowers alongside him. the campaign later saying, she was not invited.
>> gennifer flowers will not be attending the debate. >> reporter: clint season the more experienced. >> which enemy are you most proud of? >> in addition to the nra, the health insurance companies. the drug companies. the iranians. probably the republicans. >> reporter: but trump took on an army of republicans in the primaries through 11 debates and was never afraid of saying what he really thinks. >> he referred to my hands. if they're small, something else must be small. i guarantee you, there's no problem. i guarantee you. all right? >> reporter: we'll see if there will be moments like that tonight. the trump campaign spot to lower lging expectations. just yesterday, kellyanne conway quoted newt gingrich saying donald struch the babe ruth of debates. tonight, the trump campaign has launched snap chat filters to build support. one of those is live right now.
>> a whole lot on social media tonight. hillary clinton reportedly preparing for the e debate all month. she told us last month she's quote getting ready. tonight will be her 35th presidential debate. she participated in 25 in 2008 and 2349 this year's primaries. how is clinton preparing for this evening? >> she's vaert ran. good morning. hillary clinton's team calls donald trump a formidable foe. preparing for this debate has not been easy for her. she say there is are two donald trumps. a reserved candidate and an aggressive one. she's been holding mock debates. studying video of him in past debates. her campaign met with trump's ghost writer trying to find out what make him tick. what makes her team most nervous? aides say they fear the bar is lower for donald trump. as long as he sticks to the
skript even slightly, he'll appear presidential. we also just learned about clint. 's guest list to the debate. among her debates long-time supporter who is have a special relationship with her, including a 9/11 survivor. and mark cuban. >> we know that tweet over the weekend, donald trump saying he was going to invite gennifer flowers to the debate. he rescinded that. obviously, clinton has to be preparing for those attacks. >> they say that's not what they're most worried about. they need trump to go offmessage. >> they don't want a subdued donald trump. here with the whole political team this morning. here are martha raddatz. want to get to jon karl as well. let's beginly look at the poll. our poll showing a dead heat. a lot of other information coming in supporting that as well. >> if you look at our poll, last
month, hillary clinton with a big eight-point lead. now, 46-44. this race is statistically tied. a new bloomberg poll shows the race tied. if you look at this, among independent voters, donald trump has a five-point lead. last month, hillary clinton led. going into the debate, by 26 points, voters say hillary clinton nose world affairs better. she has the right temperament and is more qualified. big leads. donald trump has to show he fits those categories. but look at this. the e question of who is more honest and trust worthy? donald trump has a big lead. donald trump a 2-point lead in terms of who is in better health. >> those are the overall national numbers. at the same time, the electoral college, hillary clinton has an edge. that is tightening as well sfwlp here's the race ratings. the blue states lean hillary
clinton. 273 electoral votes. donald trump wins all of the tossup states, pure tossups. he doesn't have enough votes to win. he's still behind. he needs to win some place where hillary clinton has an advantage. there's a new poll out today that shows pennsylvania now a tied race. so if he can win pennsylvania, he would be able to win the presidency. i want to play one other possibility. he could try to win in inspect. . place he won in the primary. that would give you 269-269. >> and it goes to congress. hillary clinton going to new hampshire this week. you talked to undecided voters. there are relatively few. but this year, more people moving around a little bit. >> it's unbelievable to me to go out there with the voters and still have people say i don't know who i want. when they watch the debate tonight, there's about 3% truly undecided. they're independent, younger.
but 18% of those say the debate will matter. so what has to happen? they have to do something spectacularly good or spectacularly bad to change their minds. right now, they just don't know. they're not voting against anyone. they're not voting for anyone. they don't like either one. >> sometimes they do back and forth to johnson or stein. >> exactly. haven't made up my mind yet. it's remarkable how many people say that to you when you're out there. >> thanks, guys. >> we're joined by political strategists who know what it's like to prep candidates for a presidential debate. abc's matt dowd, chief strategist for george w. bush's re-election campaign. and david plouffe, barack obama's campaign manager in 2008. this is trump's first one-on-one political debate. what is his team focusing on? >> i don't think they have ever
dealt with the autd yens he'll have tonight. being there for an hour and a half, he's not had that. he has to stay focused an on-message. he's had moments of discipline. can he take the moment and stretch to it an hour and half. it's tough. >> and two-minute responses. >> two-minute responsibles. >> what is clinton's team strategizing on? >> it's a huge opportunity for her. she's not a great retail politici politician. i think the key thing is people know she's got good ideas, or at least ideas and policies. she has to speak from the heart and gut about what she's doing this. and connect with the members of the obama coalition. >> doesn't she also have to assuming we don't know what the moderator is going to do tonight. lester holt has not spoken. she has to be prepared, i believe, to take the fight to donald trump. >> absolutely. there's polls out every day that are all over the place. think it's clear that hillary
clinton is winning this race. donald trump is the one that has to change the dynamic. if all she does, and thing she needs to do more, is keep the race where it is and don't give him momentum, that's important. you can't be fact checker in chief. you have to take moments, have moments where it's clear donald trump not fit to sit in the oval office or situation room. >> the problem for hillary clinton is she does have a slight lead. she's kept him in the game. he's within a field goal. you don't want to go into the last few days of the election and have him within a field goal. anything can happen. >> the clinton campaign wants trump to go offmessage and to be crazy. what does trump need to do? what does he have to accomplish tonight? thancht have to switch positions. he needs to be more rational, less visceral. she needs more head and less heart in the course of the debate. he has to try as best he can to not do his mannerisms that he
sometimes does and not go off on her personally. >> isn't that why people are watching? >> he has to have an emotional connection but show he has the knowledge to be president. >> for each of them, what is the one issue they have to get, to even if it doesn't come up from the moderator? incht think for clinton, it's to speak about why am i doing this right now? again, everybody knows she has policies. she has to find the moment to say why aim doing this? why am i motivated to do this? and she has to draw a clear economic contrast. donald trump has to show command or foreign policy and national security. their human beings. everyone has prep. everyone has strategy. you don't know what happens once the bell goes off. >> each candidate will have to call a lot of audibles tonight. >> they're done preparing. reading binders. i think today, they're focused on the safe place. they need to have a safe place
no matter what the question is they have a safe place. have to be able to end up in place they're comfortable in. >> also curious about lester holt. should he be encyclopedia britanni britannica? >> journalists are supposed to discover the truth. part of it should be fact-checking. they shouldn't be an arm of the campaign. but in the course of the debate, he does need to come up. if somebody tells a bald-faced lie, he should correct it. >> if you look at debates, moderators don't just read questions. anyone can do that. they help direct the conversation. particularly hillary clinton, it can't be in her head why is lester holt not fact-checking? she has to take the opportunity when the moment presents itself. >> david, you have helped get social media involved. this debate will happen in parallel at exactly the same
time on social media. the campaigns fighting it out fiercely. >> it's fast nacinating. there will be a huge audience. a consensus will begin to emerge. the benghazi moment in our second debate happened an hour in. it's still important the entire 90 minutes. you need a sound strategy. you have to get off to a good start. >> it's not just winning tonight. winning tonight is important. but it's winning in the three days. al gore is an example. won the night and lost the followup in the next three days. social media could drive who people think the winner is. >> are the two practicing today? resting? what would you suggest? >> i thought hillary clinton made a good decision. do down time for three or four days. i think they're resting. they're finding the safe place. whatever the answer is i'm going to go there if i get caught and confused on a specific question.
>> just some very light practice today. kind of like pepper in baseball. >> tea, yoga, meditation. >> i'll anchor coverage tonight. with our whole team. there you see them. live at 9:00 eastern. right here on abc. and we move on now and celebrate the king of golf. arnold palmer passed away sunday at the age of 87 after a legendary career on the course. he won generations of fans with bold style and personality. chris connelly remembers the man and the mark he made. >> reporter: arnold palmer was one of golf afs greatest players ever. unquesti unquestionab unquestionably, it's most beloved. the king with the common touch. >> he's the best. >> reporter: he burst on to the scene in the '50s. he won seven majors from 1958 to 1964, including a two-stroke victory over jack nicklaus at the u.s. open. >> the 1960 u.s. open e belongs to arnold palmer. >> reporter: and another
comeback to win the '62 masters. he had knocked 62 pga tour wins. it was how he won. his pants-hitching panache that made him a superstar. making so many proud to be part of arnie's army. following his retirement from the tour, palmer remained golfs a greatest ambassador. playing with presidents, pros, and just plain old people. 2004, he would be ginn the presidential medal of freedom. >> the united states honors this proud citizen for his athletic skill, his sportsman ship and his many contributions to sports and america. >> reporter: millions who never saw him hit a golf shot new arnold palmer for the iced tea and lemonade drink that bears his name. >> that was awesome. >> reporter: arnold palmer died in pittsburgh on sunday at the age of 87. tiger woods tweeted, it's hard to imagine life without you.
the son of latrobe, pennsylvania, never seemed to lose his zest for life or his love of the game. >> i always say one thing, if i can teach a young man coming along to leave the game better when they leave than they found it when they arrived, then i've been successful. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> by that measure, arnold palmer certainly successful. how many guy get a whole drink named after him. >> my husband's favorite drink. one of many lasting legacies. let's get to ginger with the flooding in the midwest. >> i have to respond. that drink. i used to serve at a let's check the weather, look at this, we're talking not about your run of the mill flooding in eastern iowa, but some of the worst flooding since 2008. now they are preparing for a bit of it. they are way ahead of it. it's independence iowa.
waterloo. some of the houses under water, 15 inches fell quickly. in cedar rapids. my cousin lives there. she was putting out sandbags this weekend. they are preparing for the worst. flood warnings up and down the mississippi river and the cedar river. check this out, as we go in closer, flood stage is 16 feet. it's above that and expected tonight into tomorrow, to rise 23 feet. it's a serious situation and we'll be on it for the next 24 to 36 hours. local weather is next.
>> reporter: hi everyone, david murphy here with an update from accuweather we've got no precipitation out there, as we look outside, we are looking at sunny skies for the most part, maybe a few high clouds here or there, it's a chilly start, temperatures currently are in the 40s in some suburbs and 50s in philadelphia. maybe you grab a jacket on the way out the door. 54 degrees in philadelphia right now. we are going to improve later today high of 76. breezy, better later, but cool now. ers and serve them to you so we can toast him. >> thank you, ginger. and coming up here on "gma," a lot more on the trump-clinton showdown. plus, the latest from charlotte. the questions growing about the newly released dash cam video in the killing of keith lamont
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are getting up. look at the speeds, traveling 8 miles per hour on 295 northbound, they are blocking the ramp 42 northbound to 295 that's creating an extra slow go on 42, as well. all through new jersey, we're seeing big problems with the accidents on vehicle fires. >> we'll take a short break and come back to accuweather.
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we'll be here live to coverage all 90 minutes. so much anticipation for the royal family's visit to canada. did you see that? prince george refusing to give canadian prime minister justin trudeau a high five? left him hanging. nope, wasn't going to do it. much more ahead. we switch gears and begin with the latest from charlotte. there were more peaceful protests as the curfew was lifted overnight. we saw the release of body cam and dash cam video. it hasn't settled questions over the deadly police shooting of keith lamont scott. keith's brother-in-law is here live. let's go to eva pilgrim live on the scene. >> reporter: these are the boarded up windows of a he tell damaged during the protests. local artists are painting over these eyesores as a way to begin healing. this, as there are calls for the full video to be released.
>> no justice. >> no peace. >> reporter: military vehicles rolling into place. officers making a barricade. [ chanting ] >> reporter: sengss still simmering in charlotte, as newly released video raises more questions about the police shooting of 43-year-old keith lamont scott. the charlotte police department buckling to pressure, releasing some of the video showing the deadly confrontation. in the dash cam video, you see scott get out of his suv, walking backwards opinion hands by his side. unclear what, if anything, is in his hands. and then, four shots are fired. >> we got shots fired. one suspect down. >> reporter: in this body cam angle, scott is seen standing outside his vehicle. the father of seven then lying on the ground. police running up with guns
drawn. you can't see a gun. you hear the officers talking about it. >> his hand. gun in his hand. >> reporter: police releasie ii pictures of the evidence from the scene. the gun, marijuana, and an ankle holster, saying scott's dna and fingerprints were on the gun. >> there's though single piece of evidence that prove all the complexities involved in this investigative process relative to this case. >> reporter: family members say scott was just sitting if many his suv waiting to pick up his son from school. police say officers were in the neighborhood to arrest someone else when they say they saw scott with marijuana and a gun and made the decision to approach him. >> if you look at the dash cam video in and of it, i don't think they had a reason to shoot him. >> reporter: the police chief saying that full police video will not be released until this investigation is complete. george? >> okay, eva, thanks.
let's talk to ray dotch, keith lamont scott's brother-in-law. thanks for coming in. how is the family doing? >> we're -- we're holding it together. we're a praying family. we're a strong fam lip we're getting through it as best we can. >> your reaction to the partial video released? >> well, we're first happen the i that they released it. e we -- our absolute first goal is to get to the absolute truth. but, of course, it left us with more questions than answers. and we're still trying to understand how it came to be that this particular moment resulted in a loss of life. >> do you accept now, they released the pictures of the gun with keith's fingerprints, dna on it, do you accept now that he had a gun on the scene? >> i'm not going to speak specifics about the case itself. my family is trying to expand the conversation beyond just us. this is not just about our family. this is not just about keith
lamont scott. th there is an epidemic going on with a particular facet of the community in this country where people are consistently dying in the streets. sthat a much bigger conversation that we need to be having as nation. >> i actually agree with that. but the specifics matter in this case. as well. i just had one more question about what we saw this weekend. you hear in the video, keith's wife saying, don't do it, don't do it the. do you know what she's referring to? >> the only thing i'll say is she's speaking to the police. don't do it. >> not to keith? >> not to keith. and trying to get kooept's attention. >> what is your hope of what will come out of a full investigation, full release of all the videos. >> in hi hope is that the only way keith and all of the others lives will not be in vain is if we, as a nation, tell the truth about who we are.
about the -- inherent prejudices that we carry as nation. that we've always carried as a nation. until we're willing to be honest, and pull back the curtain and take an absolute unflinching look at who we are, those incidents will continue. when you see my sister, as your sister, when you see keith lamont scott as your brother and not just my brother, when we stand as a united states, and say, enough with this, then we're making forward progress. it's not just about us as family. it's about this issue as a whole. >> ray dotch, thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. to the tragic loss of rising baseball star jose fernandez. the miami marlins pitcher whose story of perseverance and triumph inspire sod many, tragically killed in a boating
accident on sunday. jesse palmer joins us with more. >> reporter: authorities are now saying speed wau factor in the accident which happened early sunday morning. jose fernandez may have only been 24 years poemd his impact on major league baseball will be felt for years to come. >> jose fernandez has been tremendous. >> reporter: just 24 years old. the national league rookie of the year three years ago. >> jose fernandez, in command and in control. >> reporter: off the field, known for his team spirit. >> in a moment of silence for jose fernandez. >> reporter: this morning, his sudden and tragic death felt all over major league baseball. >> you watch kids play little league or something like that, that's the joy jose played with. and the passion he felt about
playing. >> reporter: headied thoo we can end after a boat he was a passenger in crashed into the rox in miami. his marlins teammates tearfully paying tribute. canceling their game yesterday. >> it's a tremendous loss. my heart goes out to his family. >> reporter: painting fernandez's number 16 into the pitching mound. he emigrated to the u.s. from cuba in 2008. making it on his fourth attempt. >> he sacrificed his life. >> reporter: his grandmother surprising him just before he was named rookie of the year. fernandez starting a family of his own. this picture just posted last week. fernandez said his favorite player was red sox legend david ortiz. ortiz asked a retirement ceremony scheduled for yesterday postponed. writing on twitter, i don't have the words to describe the pain i feel for the loss of my friend. don mattingly said that fernandez played the way little leaguers play.
with so much passion. >> thank you, jesse. coming up on our big board. we have more on the debate tonight, matthew dowd is back revealing how big name brands are hoping to cash in on tonight's debate. plus, pippa middleton hacked. attention! did you or anyone in your household work around asbestos-containing gaskets, packing, or equipment? if you or a loved one have an asbestos-related disease, you may have a right to vote on a plan to reorganize and pay claims in the garlock/coltec bankruptcy. garlock's and coltec's products were used in industrial and maritime settings, including where steam, hot liquid or acid moved in pipes. votes must be filed by december 9, 2016 call 844-garlock or go to garlocknotice.com
welcome back. it's time for our big board. matthew dowd here at the table once again. let's start with what weave been talking about this morning. the most highly anticipated presidential debate in recent history. more than 100 million people expected to watch. a growing number op big-name brands are banking on hi interest in the election. and matthew, doritos. we have our bags here. tell us what this is about. >> we're going to have a super bowl-like moment and we need doritos. they're not really. they're made of cardboard.
the point is to get young advantage of a key moment in the campaign in an election that's drawn a lot of interest. >> 7-level is getting in the game. >> is there any risk for company? >> for good. they want to make people convince them to go vote. especially younger people whose turnout is low. i think they're doing it for a profit. they understand this is like a super bowl commercial. this is going to be a huge audience. it's a pop culture moment. lit exist on social media. >> get people to vote. >> we need arnold. and arnold palmer to drink with it.
to honor the golf person the king. >> thank you. we move on now to this hack of pippa middleton's icloud account. detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man suspected of stealing 3,000 photos from duchess kate's younger sister. victoria you have seen so many different kinds of images. prince george. princess charlotte on the account as well. what's the latest on the investigation? >> this has been disturbing and shocking news for pippa and the royal family over the weekend. 3,000 photos including newt pictures. pictures of george and charlotte. pictures of pippa trying on wedding dresses and looking at wedding venues. the latest on this is that somebody has been arrested. they've been released on bail. the police are waiting to find out if they have the right person. i'm sure pippa will be hoping that they have. >> we know that the royal family
is used to living turned make row scope. sh a serious breach. how concern sd the royal family? photos, contacts, all the things that may be on their phone and personal items? >> yeah, this is very alarming. the contact numbers in pippa's phone, including william, kate, other members of the family, will now be accessed. who knows what they'll do? it's a concern. >> we certainly appreciate it. thank you so much, victoria, and matthew. we'll keep our eye on that. coming up, it's all in line for the candidates. how one stumble could sway the election. and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids. one mom is sharing her walk-up call. dr. besser is here live with all of that. ♪
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join for free and get one month free. hurry, offer ends september 26th. hillary clinton and donald trump going head to head one stumble, one awkward moment, one good punch could make all the difference. david wright is here are highlights from past showdowns. >> reporter: good morning, george. right from the start, these televised presidential debates have been game-change frps only chance to compare the candidates side by side in real time. scrutinizing their answers and their body language. tonight, when donald trump and hillary clinton share that very first time. it counts. president george h.w. bush should have known that. he glanced as his watch. that yir, bill clinton came kay
cross as more engaged. >> bringing people together. >> reporter: ronald reagan was the master of being relatable. >> there you go again. >> reporter: stopped jimmy carter in his tracks. it's important to appear cool. voters watching the first televised debate thought j.f.k. beat nixon. important not to be cold. >> if kitty dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer. >> reporter: his answer? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: didn't connect emotionally. al gore tried to hard to cite the test. >> a record of appointing judges in the state of texas. that's what a governor gets to do. >> reporter: sighing. and rolling his eyes so much it became a meme. >> ancient rome came to life in
gladiator with russell crowe. >> reporter: it's a tricky issue. you have to make your case. you have to be likable. for the voters, those unexpected moments can seal the deal. >> an awkward moment, one of the jimmy carter debates, the power went off. i think it was in cleveland. sat at the podiums for a half hour, didn't say a word. >> apparently with the nixon and kennedy debate, nixon was sick before. >> in the hospital. >> he put on bad makeup. it started to melt under the lights and -- the damage was done. indeed. >> david wright, thank you very much. more history will be made tonight. i'll anchor the coverage. our whole team will join us as well. 9:00 eastern right here on abc. before that, coming up in our next hour, the royal road trip. how george and charlotte are stealing the show. one mom who didn't vaccinate
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>> good morning i'm tamala edwards, 7:56, monday, september 26 let's go over to roj who's watching an issue we've had on a 295 all morning. >> reporter: it's been out here for 3 hours, 295 northbound to 42 blocking all lanes, it's cleared, but the damage is done, you're traveling 15 miles per hour on 295. 17 miles per hour on 42. 42 is so heavy people are taking the black horse that's moving at 10 miles per hour. not a great alternate. we have big delays on 42 an earlier vehicle fire southbound and northbound a gaper delay. this travel time jumping up to 45 minutes, it's a 38 minute jam from the ac expressway to 295. extra slow delays on 42. this is busy traffic on i-95 northbound past bridge street
there's an accident up towards the right that's creating a jam there, as well. tam. >> thank you, karen. let's go outside looking live over center city. it's a perfect, crisp fall day. >> reporter: it's a beautiful day, a lot of you might want to grab a jacket. 58 degrees in philadelphia. reading, allentown, in the 40s, trenton not far out of the 40s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we'll bounce up to a high of 76 today. mostly sunny skies clouds gathering as the day goes on. rain late tonight that spills into tomorrow morning, but tomorrow afternoon we get improvement up to 75 degrees with sun returning, tam. >> thank you, david. firefighters in wilmington will honor two comrads killed in the line of duty. they will escort the bodies of lieutenant christopher leach and jerry fickes to the funeral home tomorrow. four other firefighters were injured in saturday's fire.
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♪ the final countdown good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. supershowdown. 74% of americans say they'll watch tonight's debate. the candidates in a dead heat in the latest poll. how they're gearing up for tonight's high-stakes face-off. more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their kids. a mom sharing her close call. >> it was awful. it didn't have to happen because i could have had them vaccinated. >> what she wishes she had known. dr. besser here breaking down the research. and royal road trip. will and kate draw huge crowds out west. george arou george and charlotte stealing the show. and the brand-new details on kate's blockbuster look.
all that and one on one with lupita nyong'o and gina rodriguez live. it's a great monday, and we say -- good morning, america. wow, lara, you are fast. >> yeah. whew. >> take a breath prp good morning, america. happy monday here. you saw the nice crowd outside. >> all eyes on the royals this morning. this is charlotte's first trip overseas. making quite the impression from the moment she landed. she's peeking out of the plane window there. we'll have all the details on their visit and kate's incredible red and white dress. that's a dress, right? it's not two pieces? >> i don't know. she looks good always. and everyone is back to school moetd. back to school mode. a lot of kids are eating at the cafeteria. would you believe that could be a secret to weight loss? this morning, the lunch lady who
lost 100 pounds eating the same food that she serves for students. check out her before and after right there. we're going to hear how she did it. she'll join us live. is there she looks great. first, the morning rundown from paula faris. >> hello, everyone. we begin with the countdown to tonight's big showdown. clinton versus trump. 3 out of 4 americans say that they will be watching tonight's debate. just as another national poll out this morning shows the candidates are virtually tied. tom llamas is at the debate hall. >> reporter: as he's done the entire campaign, donald trump bucked tradition for his debate prep. he chose to huddle with trusted advisers and do question and answer sessions. we though that former new york city mayor rudy giuliani played a very bug role in his debate
prep. he took on the republicans in the 11 debates. they're telling trump, the only advice they're giving him, telling trump to be himself. paula? >> we want to check in with the clint campaign. send things to cecilia vega. hi, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning. tonight mark's clinton's 35th presidential debate. she's said she has no idea what she's going to get walking on to the stage tonight. she said two different donald trumps could show up. she's been closely studying trump, watching videos, holding mock debates with a trump stand-in. her team met with trump's ghost writer trying to find out what make him tick. clinton's aides say she's not taking the stage looking to provoke donald trump. but they say she's prepared for everything, including personal attacks. aides fear the bar is lower for trump. as long as he sticks to the
script, even slightly, he'll appear presidential. sthat a threat to hillary clinton. >> thank you, cecilia. i think we're all looking forward to this. in other news, the united states is accusing russia of barbarism and war crime in syria for unleashing more air strikes supporting the syrian regime that have killed dozens of people. the u.n. skurnt council failed to take action on sunday. a man accused of ill canning five people at mall in washington state is due in court today. he had a string of run-ins with the law including assault charges. one neighbor said sho was so afraid of him, she kept a stun gun by her door. a motive for friday's shooting is unclear. man lost at sea with his mother for eight days has been found alive in good condition. a ship found 2-year-old nathan on a life raft 100 miles off martha's vineyard. his mother is still missing. they ran into trouble after
leaving rhode island on a fishing trip. and tributes are pouring in this morning for golf legend arnold palmer. the king. he died sunday from heart complication. he won nearly 100 major tournaments in his career, becoming a driving force and making the sport popular are the masses. arnold palmer was 87 years old. finally on this monday morning, one man rushing to work forgot his lunch. he wasn't worried. his wife has great aim. out the window, with the sandwich, tossed to it him. right through the sunroof of his car. it's a speedy delivery via airma airmail. don't get ideas. we do not know the condition of that sandwich once it landed in the car. if it was a pb & j, maybe it's edib edible. anything else, not sure. the way i make sandwiches, it would have been all over the place. >> people pay good money for
paninis. and from paninis to pop everybody. shall we? happy monday morning. we begin with "the magnificent seven" coming out of the gates. blasting to number one. the western remake starring denzel washington and others made $35 million in north america alone. this is washington's large opening. three twheex a row that actors in their 60s have topped the box office, following the heels of tom hanks in "sully." also in "pop news" this morning, everybody's favorite fab four reuniting over the weekend. who? the stars of "will and grace." all hanging out together. sharing a laugh at an l.a.
comedy club where megan phew lally and her husband, nick op forman were performing. messing posting this snap with mccormick saying, you smell the same. beautiful. it's been ten years since they went their separate ways. no word on a reunion. we found these pictures on mullally's instagram. they sure look like the actors are rehearsing. for something. >> that would be a fun reunion. >> something, we believe is going upon you heard it here first. investigative "pop news." and then finally, snap chat is launching its first ever hardware product. they're called spectacles. they record ten-second snaps. the lens is built right in the frame. you tap a button, your video is uploaded instantly to snap chat.
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always looking so elegant. we're going to get a lot more on that coming up. >> so cute. a parenting alert about vaccines. the american academy of pediatrics saying more parents are choosing not to vax nate their kids. >> it was a dangerous choice. one mom learning that the hard way. ak since na-- to vak vaccinate her children, they were sick for weeks. these are kristin's three children. happy, healthy, and now, fully vaccinated. it wasn't always that way. >> i put my kids at risk. i wish that i had taken more time to research both sides. >> reporter: o'mara, a teach e, was a big believer in anti-vaccination research. >> i scoured why they might be
harmful. i became pretty convinced. >> reporter: she chose not to vaccinate her children. then her 5-year-old and 3-year-old twins were stricken with a case of vorotavirus. she was living with the consequences of her choice. >> it was awful. it didn't have to happen. because i could have had them vaccinated. i felt guilty. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics recommends vaccinations for practically every child, the number of parents refusing are on the rise. 87% of doctors surveyed by 2013 had encountered parents refusing a vaccine. the most common reasons? some parents cited they believed vaccinations were unnecessary and they had concerns about autism. a link that has been repeatedly
disproven. today, her charn are fully up to date on their vaccines after an aggressive catch-up regimen. now, she's encouraging others to vaccinate their kids, too. >> i wanted to share my personal story. if it helps someone change their mind, then that's great. >> reporter: she says if her children were babies or had a compromised immune system when they got sick, they may not have survived. she said her decision led to the end of very close friendships. >> vaccinating your kids ended friendships. okay. let's talk to dr. rich besser. i guess i just don't get the strong, vehement feelings when the science seems so clear. >> the evidence is really strong. this illness that she's talking about, rotavirus, when i was in trains, where wasn't a vaccine. 200,000 kids every year in the e.r. 60 kids each year, it was the last virus they got.
they would die. now it doesn't have to be. >> the whole family got sick. the herd immunity problem. >> these kids here in yellow, they're all vaccinated. the kids in blue are not protected by vaccines. some may have decided not to get it. some may have an immune problem. the kids in red come in and are sick are rotavirus, the kids not vaccinated are surrounded by the yellow kids. they don't get sick because enough people around them are vaccinated. >> it took real health crisis to convince this family. why is it so hard to convince people? what can be done? >> it's so hard. study after study, people have tried using fear. that doesn't work. using facts. that doesn't work. laws help. you retire i had for school, make it harder where a parent has to go to a doctor to get a
note, that decreases the number of people that say no. this is one thing don't fully understand. to me, as a pediatrician, there's nothing that i do for my kids that is more valuable. >> a mom comes to you and says, i don't whant to do it. >> when i first started in practice, i say said, you need a new pediatrician. now, i try to work with them. part of the problem is, and there's a good problem, we don't see a lot of the diseases anymore we vaccinate against. because they're so rare. we don't see kids with polio. parts of the world, they do. >> you'll get a lot of questions on this. you'll take them throughout the morning on social media and twitter. coming up, the moment prince george turned down a high five from the prime minister of i as canada.tric toothbrus and kate's style on the and kate's style on the royal road trip. sure, but don't just get any one. get one inspired by dentists, with a round brush head!
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your local weather forecast right now. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan right now shows you that there is a lack of precipitation in fact. as we take a look outside, we have a fair amount of sunshine with high clouds around. it's chilly, some suburbs in the 40s, most areas in the 50s, we have a high of 76 degrees, mostly sunny skies and clouds in the afternoon. tonight rain arrives, it's a damp start tomorrow, nice afternoon of 75. 777 wednesday. george, and charltd taking on canada.
lama hasan is there for all of it. >> reporter: imagine that. william and kate are work something hard, going on more than 30 engagements during the tour. who are the scene-stealers? george and charlotte. it's safe to say, royal fever had hit canada. move over will and kate are there are two new stars of the show, george and charlotte taking canada by storm. on the little prince's second tour, he's already a pro. teaching little sister charlotte the ropes. mastering the royal wave. >> they're bigger draws on this trip. the family of four for the first time abroad, i think we'll see hopefully a few engagements with the children this week. >> reporter: kate trying to show charlotte how it's done. the 16-month-old clinging to her mother, and the great-grandmother, the queen's,
diamond broach. and failed high five. day two william and kate were vancouver-bound. leaving the third and fourth in line with the nanny. the duchess in canada's signature red and white. wowing the crowds. travel iiing by sea plane. highlighting those in need. spending time with syrian refugees and shining a spotlight on the canadian charity sheway. >> i love this president. >> reporter: but visiting this outreach program william and kate are making a subtle nod to princess diana. >> she was always about helping young people. always about the underdog. but i think this is actually something that william and kate want to do together. >> reporter: no matter where they went, george and charlotte were never far from anyone's
mind. >> i grew up loving the royals. hoping to get a glimpse of them today. maybe a play date late we are the kids. >> reporter: the cambridges ending the day with first responders. getting life jackets for george and charlotte. what else are people talking about but kate's fashion style as well. this is a trip that's casual, too. expect to see skinny jeans, blazers. as for the bling? not so much. no tiaras on show. >> doesn't matter. she'll still look great. you know it, i know it. great job. and right here, we have gina rodriguez can us live. and our amazing audience. come on back to "good morning america." the most incredible deals. >> incredible steals. >> you never cease to amaze.
edwards, 8:27 monday, september 26. let's head to karen rogers she has issues with mass transit. >> reporter: we have new information coming in, an equipment problem that's causing the norristown high speed line to be 30 minutes late. west trenton line 16 minutes late, doylestown line 27 minutes late. we had an overturned truck on 295 northbound 42. now we have a new accident 295 northbound at route 30 blocking the left lane. as we check out the speeds on 4 42, 35 minute jam from the ac expressway to 295.
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minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. no current big problems on i-95. most of them have cleared. >> let's go outside to david murphy, good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, tamala, we have sunshine up over the horizon. we have 58 degrees in philadelphia. reading and allentown, holding on to the upper 40s. as we go into the afternoon we'll feel a breeze pick up, but we'll maintain a mostly sunny sky for most of the day and get a warmer high of 76 degrees. late tonight rain arrives, a damp start is possible tomorrow, all the rain ends early across the region. a nice afternoon with a high of 75 and sun coming back partly sunny and milder on wednesday, more rain arriving wednesday night and continuing on and off through thursday. >> that's it for us, back to "g.m.a.," see you in 30.
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out with something that was introduced to me by my daughter, harper. she was poring over what i thought was high row grlifics. >> i said, we have to talk about this. this is breaking news. does anybody believe in astrology? their sign? gina, do you? are you a leo? >> i'm a lee crowe. a lion. i no longer am. >> hold your lion. something has happened. nasa declared there are not 12 but 13 astrological science. but 1 seemed neert years ago and they left one out. nasa says they just did the math. the sun and the axis is spinning differently. so -- so they made some changes. you don't have to follow it.
>> you went just far enough. >> the 13th sign is called op hrh ophiucus. your birthday is what? >> july 30th. >> july 30th. so, you -- your whole life you've been a leo. no, sorry, honey. >> you'i'm a crab. >> you're a crab. >> you have to choice. >> i did not like this news. >> george is no longer. he thought he was all light and fabulous, an aquarius. you're not a capricorn. >> right. >> not happy. >> but, but -- i will say the good news, though in all of this is you do get to adopt the positive characteristic trait of your new sign. i was a libra. now i'm a virgo. which, apparently, are
intelligent and modest, which i may not have been before. >> nice one. nice one. but i gotta -- >> another problem is you have to get rid of the tattoo you had before. >> i need -- >> oh. >> you had that big one across your back. >> those scales i had. >> i'm upset about this, though. >> i am, too. >> i'm a little loathe to admit it. i read my horoscope every morning. i feel like it's so me. i do. >> it's identity. >> i'm aaquarius. i'm not a capricorn. >> well, then, you keep on believing, girl. >> i know you read it every morning, but that's -- there's a whole thing kind of -- >> nasa says -- >> it's ridiculous. >> right. >> before you freak out, please keep in mind, atrostrology is n real science. >> no. i love how nasa is weighing in. >> i'm disappointed in the
babylonians all those years ago. how could they screw that up. what were they thinking? >> they were trying to be neat. since you have now slammed the babylonians, we can move on the a more inspiring story. >> that's right. we have a very inspiring story. tammy mcrae works at carver elementary school in the cafeter cafeteria, she lost over 100 pounds eating the food she served her students. she's joining us this morning from baytown, texas. good morning, tammy. congratulations. you look awesome. tell us what made you decide to push -- >> thank you so much. that's so nice of you to say. >> what made you push for the change in your life? >> well, i was 260 pounds. and i got a job as a nutrition manager. but then i realized i wasn't very nutritious.
so i decided to make a change. start being a part of my own life. that's what made me want to -- lose the weight. for my kids that i had to inspire to eat better. i thought, well, let me join them. >> i love it the. you did it so successfully. losing over 100 pounds. is the only thing you did was to eat the food you served your students? did you make any other changes in your life? >> no. i just stuck to the menu at our school. >> wow. >> wow. >> no kidding? [ applause ] >> i want to ask you, how has this weight loss, how has this nutrition change changed your life? >> well, i -- am now part of my own life. i go fishing. i mow my own lawn. and i just say for anyone else out there thinking of making a change, go for it. >> yeah. >> be a part of your own life.
>> congratulations, tammy. you look fantastic. thank you for inspiring us this morning. >> nutritional food at the school. you have recently spoken out aens photo shopping. >> speaking out, talking about it. amazing people that have been part of my career journey they look at unrealistic expectati s expectations. we're bombarded by images that constantly remind us that we're not skinny enough, don't work hard enough. artists are contributing to that by not standing up and presenting themselves. i think the young girls that are part of my awesome journey, i want them to know i'm battling
the same ins kuecurities pip lo at a magazine cover, it doesn't look like me, that can be damaging to myself. when it looks like me, i think, there i am. i am enough. >> so important for young girls to hear that. absolutely. >> i had a chance to meet you backstage. you have a glowing personality. you said you would like to be the first latina oprah? [ cheers and applause ] can you give us your best oprah impersonation? >> i love bread! i do, i do. i think what's beautiful about oprah, not only does she inspire everyone across the board, but her ability to bring together a community, have outlets, have a voice for the community. and latinos in the country, 65 million plus.
under the umbrella of latino, there are many different cultures. we deal with the same reputation and struggle living here in america. where you're born here or come across for the american dream. that kind of unity is needed. especially now during the campaign. >> your show is such a big hit. have you felt that community come together behind you? >> sure. i feel the love from every community. i could not be more grateful for that. we all want the same things. love, happiness, success. really, our skin color only defines how much pigment we have. >> you're not -- you have a new movie out, "deepwater horizon president" let's take a look. >> original. >> cool. we might need to rebuild.
stand up higher, we can jump out further. we're going jump over the fire. >> yes. >> trust me. >> the real story. tell us about your character. >> i play andrea. she was an officer on the oil rig during the oil spill. a young latina, right out of university. she was one of the only females on the oil rig during the explosion. i feel great to feel be able to play her. courageous. brave. one of the survivors. the film is about the human lives we lost. celebrating them. paying tribute to them. during the oil spill, we were familiar with the environmental crisis. the oil in the what person the mans covered. we never talked about the lives that were lost. the 11 lives that were lost and the -- the -- it's so
interesting, this idea of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. we're all ordinary. we're all, you know, equal. we're all capable of extraordinary things. it's great to see that on screen. peter berg is brilliant. kurt russell, john malkovich, kate hudson, mark wahlberg. >> thank you for bringing the most delightful, positive energy on a monday morning. >> i love your energy. i love your smile. if you want to be oprah, i have no doubt you will. >> here she comes. >> no, i'm kidding. i don't. >> gina rodriguez, everybody. coming up, lupita nyong'o. >>
home. >> reporter: boy, time flies, storm tracker 6 live double scan we're dry, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows after a chilly start we'll improve to 76 today, mostly sunningy, late-day clouds. damp start tomorrow, sunny later in the day tomorrow. lara? look who is here. oscar-winning actress lupita nyong'o. she snars a new movie, "the queen of katwe." >> are you a citizen? >> you are not either. because i know a hyena when i see it. you keep away from my daughter. >> mom.
>> if i see you sniffing around here again, i will burn this into scrap. >> so passionate. is it true that just a few pages into the script, you broke down. you knew you had to do this film? >> yes, it is. on the pages, i found interesting, real, complex, layered, inspiring characters. i could tell that in less than ten pages. i knew i had to be part of the film. >> once you did it, how was it? >> i was right. it was such a rewarding labor of love to do this film. to get to tell this true inpyring story in uganda. in east after ka. to do it with mira. who knows the place and told the story from inside out. >> a beautiful, beautiful job. ky not wait to see it the. the passion comes out on screen. and in everything you do. we haven't seen your beautiful
face in awhile. we have heard her. we've heard her. [ cheers and applause ] can you remind everyone about the voice work you have been up to? >> i did the cgi character in "star wars." and then i played a voice of mowgli's wolf mother. both of those were really rewarding in their own way. i'm just so happy to come back to live action with this film, something that means so much to me and something i know is a new image of after ka on screen with a studio as big as disney. we really get a positive and inspiring story here. >> it's a universal story. >> exactly. about a little girl with a big dream that achooefs it. i'm very, very proud of this film. >> a little girl with a big dream that achieved it. i want to brag a little bit. tell me about your broadway
experience. congratulations on your tony nomination. >> thank you. yeah, at the was all -- i mean, that was a fully immersive experience being on broadway for so long and having to do the same thing every day. it was so inspiring. i worked with such a great group of women. and, to have -- taken that african story from a completely other side of the continent and brought it to new york, that was really amazing. >> the play was called "eclipse." you have an african novel you're bringing to the big screen. what is that? >> it's called "americana." it's a nigerian novel. it's a sweeping love story that spans three continents. >> so great to see that beautiful face on the screen telling great stories. so great to have you here at "gma." your smile lights up a room.
john travolta has mayor new role. he's playing the notorious mob boss john gotti side by side with his wife, kelly preston. >> listen very carefully. >> reporter: we last saw him playing part of o.j. simpson's dream team. >> his angle is the only angle that you'll every see daylight again. a story. they had a human other side of existence. their family, their trials and
tribulations. >> reporter: this morning, a new behind h-scenes look at the life and death of john gotti. a stroir ripped from the headlines. >> good evening. they finally got him. >> reporter: travolta playing one of the most notorious mob bosses every. >> it was an evolution. i got to wear his real jewelry. several of the scenes i'm wearing his real tie. >> what's the line? it's far more difficult job. it's a different set of -- adifferent mind set and -- playing a different position in the same sport. >> reporter: and in a case of art imitating life, gotti's wife, victoria played by travolta's real wife, kelly preston. >> there's fabulous fashion. big hair. lots of liner. it's in the whole package. i can control myself. i can control myself fine.
>> reporter: was she fully aware of her husband's role in the life? >> she knew what was going on. but she said, when he would come ohm, that door would close. that life would event. >> reporter: they've groan stronger after the unexpected loss 06 their son, jett in 2009. the last few years have been difficult. >> we've certainly bonded together. and certainly having little ben has been a beautiful -- you know, kind of glue for us to -- to rebond after tremendous loss. >> reporter: now, the couple's two children, 16-year-old ella, and 5-year-old ben, joining their parents in cincinnati for the film. parts of the mid western city transformed into 1980s new york. anything about the '80s you would like to bring back? >> yes, i danced with princess diana in 1986, i believe. that was one of the hi lights of my life.
penndot zoom around we have 6 vehicles involved with this accident. one hit and the others banged into each other. looks like the police officer will block two of the left lanes to get everybody off to the right-hand side, boulevard southbound wissahickon avenue number of vehicles involved looks like 6. police on the scene. watch for this accident causing problems. another multi-vehicle accident creating delays 14 miles per hour on bethlehem pike at unionville pike in hatfield. mass transit, 30 minute delays for norristown high speed line. 27 on a train with doylestown, 21 west trenton line. problems coming in, tam. >> sorry to hear that, thank you, karen. let's go outside to meteorologist david murphy with great weather. >> reporter: it's nice today, sunshine, a little cool. numbers are improving. 61 in philadelphia.
54 in allentown. the breezes are not all that bad. this afternoon accuweather says we'll maintain mostly sunny skies, breezy, 76 is the high. clouds increase late in the day and tonight and later tonight we get rain. that could lead to a damp start tuesday, a nice afternoon tomorrow, high of 75. >> coming up on "action news" at noon, two firefighters killed in the line of duty are being handle with processions to their funeral homes in wilmington. we'll have more on the fallen heros, as investigators look for the cause of the blaze. live"live with kelly" is up nex. i'm tamala edwards. have a great monday! katie mcginty: franny, johnny, mikey, maureen, jimmy,
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